SARB’s Kganyago on Inflation, Monetary Policy, IMF

Jun.01 — South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago discusses the outlook for inflation, monetary policy and his view that the International Monetary Fund needs to be adequately resourced on a long-term basis. He speaks with Anna Edwards on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

How much money does the world owe China? | Counting the Cost

China has been rapidly rolling out its Belt and Road Initiative to build new roads, ports and rail lines in mostly developing nations, extending the country’s reach across continents. China says the infrastructure will benefit countries while critics say China is extending unfair influence over others. Many nations have been rethinking their involvement amid accusations … Read more How much money does the world owe China? | Counting the Cost

‘Not Your Father’s IMF’ Won’t Second-Guess Pandemic Spending: Okamoto

May.28 — International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director Geoffrey Okamoto discusses the funds relationship with the Trump administration, efforts to address the economic fallout over the coronavirus pandemic, and the crisis in Hong Kong. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

A rocky road ahead for COVID-19 fight, economic recovery

According to a recent IMF report, the global economy will shrink by three percent this year due to COVID-19. The lingering China-U.S. trade war will likely make the situation worse. With all the uncertainties, where is the international community heading? In this video, three international students – Daniel Quirk, Natasha Lock and Sandile Dlamini, who … Read more A rocky road ahead for COVID-19 fight, economic recovery

More than 90 countries request IMF bailout

More than 90 countries have requested bailouts from the IMF, which has collected trillions of dollars from donors. Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher looks at where the money is coming from and whether the borrowing countries will have the ability to repay it. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more More than 90 countries request IMF bailout

Lebanon seeks financial lifeline from IMF

Lebanon’s leaders are seeking a financial lifeline from the International Monetary Fund. Talks began on Wednesday with Lebanon seeking a multi-billion-dollar bailout to avoid bankruptcy. The United Nations coordinator in Lebanon says Lebanese negotiators are aware that blank cheques will not be handed out. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut. – Subscribe to our … Read more Lebanon seeks financial lifeline from IMF

Lebanon start talks with IMF over financial aid without ‘guarantees of receiving any’

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) started talks with Lebanon, as the country looks for US$10 billion in aid to try to solve its worst financial crisis ever. As the country’s economic situation is set to worsen as Lebanon is back into lockdown after a new spike in Covid-19 cases, there are no guarantees that the … Read more Lebanon start talks with IMF over financial aid without ‘guarantees of receiving any’

Lebanon declares new lockdown as country start talks with IMF over financial aid

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) started talks with Lebanon, as the country looks for US$10 billion in aid to try to solve its worst financial crisis ever. The economic situation of the country was already dire before the coronavirus pandemic, but the crisis is set to worsen as Lebanon is back into lockdown after a … Read more Lebanon declares new lockdown as country start talks with IMF over financial aid

Lebanon brings back lockdown for four days as IMF mulls $10 billion aid package

Lebanon’s government has ordered most of the country to shut down again for four days, starting on Wednesday night, as it seeks to ward off a coronavirus resurgence after easing some restrictions. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Lebanon brings back lockdown for four days as IMF mulls $10 billion aid package

2020/05/12 Two Sessions Preview / World economy amid COVID-19

China’s Two Sessions convenes in 10 days. What does this gathering mean for China and the world? The world economy is in the shadow of the coronavirus. Tian Wei speaks to IMF Deputy Managing Director Zhang Tao to learn about China’s reopening model. Finally, how well are governments around the world coping with the challenge … Read more 2020/05/12 Two Sessions Preview / World economy amid COVID-19

IMF Managing Director Says The “Great Lockdown” Is a Crisis Like No Other

May.07 — International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva says nations that have bigger buffers must do more and help those countries that are in a weaker position during the coronavirus pandemic. She spoke with Francine Lacqua during a webinar organized by Bloomberg.

PGIM CEO Hunt Says Equity Markets Are ‘Substantially Overvalued’

May.07 — David Hunt, chief executive officer at PGIM, discusses the outlook for a U.S. economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic, the impact of the crisis on state and local budgets, and the need for IMF aid to emerging market economies. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu and Romaine Bostick on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.”

Republic of Congo’s President Sassou-Nguesso: ‘We’ve noticed a rise in the Covid-19 epidemic’

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, the president of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, discussed the Covid-19 pandemic in his country, as well as a controversial treatment developed in Madagascar that the Republic of Congo plans to use. He also talked about the economic consequences of the health crisis and asked for up … Read more Republic of Congo’s President Sassou-Nguesso: ‘We’ve noticed a rise in the Covid-19 epidemic’

Should the IMF reject Iran’s loan request?

Esfandyar BATMANGHELIDJ, founder of the economic think tank Bourse & Bazaar says the #IMF shouldn’t agree to Iran’s demand of a 5 billion dollar loan to fight the #coronavirus #pandemic in the country. He asks why Iran didn’t tap into its national sovereign wealth fund instead of its foreign ministry having a sanctions removal debate.  … Read more Should the IMF reject Iran’s loan request?

Security Council President on Lebanon – Media Briefing

Press elements on Lebanon read by Ambassador Sven Jürgenson (Estonia), President of the Security Council for the month of May 2020. Members of the UN Security Council expressed support to Lebanon to help it “exit the current crisis, and to address the economic, security, humanitarian challenges, as well as the impact of COVID-19 facing the country … Read more Security Council President on Lebanon – Media Briefing